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Volkswagen Looks To Boost Profits For Its Own-Branded Passenger Cars

by Trefis Team
Volkswagen AG (OTCMKTS:VLKAY) is on its way to overthrow  Toyota Motor Corp (NYSE:TM) as the world’s largest automaker in terms of volume sales this year, while simultaneously crossing the record 10 million annual unit sales mark. Volkswage...
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Another Cancer Drug Deal, It’s Bristol-Myers Squibb This Time

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It appears that lately cancer related drug approvals and deals have been the highlights of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. Last week, Bristol-Myers Squibb ‘s (NYSE:BMY) shares benefited slightly from positive clinical trial results for it...
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RadioShack’s Expanding ‘Fix It Here’ Footprint Can Help Increase Its Customer Base

by Trefis Team
RadioShack (NYSE:RSH) extended its ‘Fix It Here’ program to 30 stores in Houston, earlier this week. Launched in November last year, ‘Fix It Here’, RadioShack’s national repair program for phones and tablets, is now ...
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Merck Enters Ebola Vaccine Race

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Merck (NYSE:MRK) is the latest among the big pharmaceutical firms to join Ebola Vaccine race. The company has just announced a deal with NewLink Genetics under which Merck will get the rights to the latter’s experimental vaccine for Ebola v...
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Fox Model Revised After Closure Of BSkyB Deal

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21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) has sold its pay-TV business in Italy and Germany to British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) for $8.6 billion cash and BSkyB’s 21% stake in the National Geographic Channel. Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia were part of ...
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Rationale For Google’s Spending On Data Centers

by Trefis Team
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is a household name due to the popularity of its search engine. However, the company realizes that the robust growth it witnessed in online ads market in the last decade might not be sustainable in the future, partly due to t...
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A Look At Vale’s Copper Mining Operations

by Trefis Team
Vale (NYSE:VALE) is the world’s largest iron ore producer. In addition to its iron ore mining operations, which account for the bulk of its revenues, the company is also a significant producer of base metals, coal and fertilizers. Falling...
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How Can PepsiCo Derive Growth From North America Carbonated Drinks?

by Trefis Team
For some time now, one of the world’s largest food and beverages companies,  PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), has been under investor pressure to spin-off the ailing beverages business. Revenue contribution of both the snack and beverage divisions is ro...
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Honda Banking On Booming SUV, Crossover Segment To Grow Its U.S. Sales Numbers

by Trefis Team
Honda Motors (NYSE:HMC) revealed the 2015 version of its all new entry-level crossover SUV, the HR-V, at the Los Angeles International Show on November 21. The HR-V is a small crossover, one-size down from the Honda CR-V, and developed like the C...
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iXpand Flash Drives For Apple Devices To Overhaul SanDisk’s Removable Storage (Part 1)

by Trefis Team
SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK) introduced the iXpand flash drives to transfer data to and from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones and iPads using the lightning connector. These flash drives are specifically designed to be used with Apple products running iOS 7 o...
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iXpand Flash Drives For Apple Devices To Overhaul SanDisk’s Removable Storage (Part 2)

by Trefis Team
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) recently announced the launch of its iXpand flash drives for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices running on both iOS 7 and iOS 8. In the first part of the article, we gauged the potential market size for iXpand flash dri...
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CVS Gives New Mexico It’s First Retail Medical Clinic

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Last week,  CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) expanded its MinuteClinic footprint in New Mexico and gave the region its first retail medical clinic by opening MinuteClinics in three CVS pharmacy stores. MinuteClinics are small walk-in retail health clinics w...
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J&J Is Demanding Too Much From Boston Scientific

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is demanding $7.2 billion in damages from Boston Scientific in relation to the breach of contract by Guidant. The claim arises from the controversial auction nine years ago in which Guidant sold itself to the high...
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Reviewing Optum’s Contribution To UnitedHealth’s Growth In 2014

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UnitedHealth’s Optum line of business has registered robust growth over the past few quarters. Optum’s contribution to the company revenues has shot up from around 20% in 2013 to nearly 30% through the first nine months of 2014. Optum provi...
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A Look At The Country’s Largest Card Lenders: Credit Card Payment Volumes

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Card lenders have seen a notable improvement in their transaction-based fee revenues over recent years, as improved economic conditions have allowed cardholders to be more liberal with their discretionary spending. Although the Credit CARD Act of...
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